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  •  Posted by Martin Hazell on  May 23, 2020 |
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    Through this weekend, churches reflect over the story in Luke when Jesus ascends to heaven. As an image today, it can be confusing as we have for some decades soared into space. In earlier days, the image of a pair of feet disappearing into the clouds was the way they expressed this story; we on the other hand, find this comical and unre […]

  •  Posted by Dan Pipe on  May 17, 2020 |
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    As the world struggles to emerge from lockdown, the Church remembers the confusion of the disciples of Jesus as they facelife without him after the crucifixion. Jesus is dead yet risen; how is that? During his life Jesus promised his disciples that he would always be with him and after that first Easter, they knew his pres […]

  •  Posted by Martin Hazell on  May 8, 2020 |
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    This weekend the churches join in remembering the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War 2.

    Matthew 5: 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”

    Peace loving God,on this special anniversary,your Church remembersall who have fallen in war,those who re-live war daily through injury or broken […]

  •  Posted by Martin Hazell on  May 3, 2020 |
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    Love never fails. Coronavirus impacts all of us. But love unites us all.

    The present emergency is not, of course, as unusual as the media and politicians like to present. For a wealthy, developed, and mostly western, world, the changes to the way we live our lives has been challenging and upsetting. Phrases like social distancing, loc […]

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    The lectionary this week includes a reading from Acts 2: 42-47, illustrating how the early Christ followers ordered their lives together. This prayer speaks to their situation and to ours, connecting what they did to how we might respond through Christian Aid:

    “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would […]